Important vault: Where the spirit of wine to be haunted

Gloomy hallways, huge wooden casks, dusty bottles, mold on the walls. In the vaults under the wineries in the Rheingau, "haunted by the Ghost of the wine," wr

Important vault: Where the spirit of wine to be haunted

Gloomy hallways, huge wooden casks, dusty bottles, mold on the walls. In the vaults under the wineries in the Rheingau, "haunted by the Ghost of the wine," writes Oliver Bock, in his book "Rheingau sub-worlds" (Societäts-Verlag Frankfurt, 20 euros). Along with photographer Hermann Heibel he presented in the image - and-text-band, the finest wine of the Region between Lorch and Hochheim and the treasures of the vault.

Ralf Euler

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung, responsible for the Rhine-Main-part of the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

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Bock, since 1996, a correspondent of the F. A. Z. in the Rheingau, and Heibel lead your reader in vaults whose doors and bars open for visitors only occasionally or not at all. In the historically significant and architecturally values wine cellar note below from Schloss Johannisberg, for example, in the as the oldest "treasure chamber" wine, a Riesling from the year 1748 is kept.

The image of a huge Tour, but also through the cellar of the Hessian state wine goods at Steinberg, a production facility on the latest state of the art, which extends over three floors to 14 meters depth. A real "Cathedral for the Riesling", in the 1.5 million bottles of wine are stored and almost two million litres of Rebsaft in stainless steel tanks and wooden barrels can Mature.

Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 08:20

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